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Trade Fair

We were walking by the river in Tirana on Sunday and noticed a group of stalls that had been set up by the road. It turned out to be a trade fair organised by Oxfam who have been working with farmers in rural Albania, and had set up this fair as a way for those farmers to get their goods to the public.

There was a lot of wine on sale and plenty of raki too, including a very vivid green example made from mulberry. Cheese, honey, herbs and woven goods made up the rest. I was briefly tempted by the mulberry raki, but in the end decided against it.


ITS said…
"Raki mani 40 grade, balli i kazanit", mulberry raki is da bomb!
olli said…
OK - next time I'll buy some.
Anonymous said…
Glad to see the fairs are still being organised! Thanks for mentioning this.
Anonymous said…
We tried raki made with walnuts when we were here. Strong, strong stuff ... not for the faint of heart.
olli said…
Haven't come across the walnut stuff. I did try the raki mani tonight at a friend's house. It was a much more subdued shade of green - apparently from the mulberry leaf. Quite an interesting aftertaste. My favourite is still pear though.

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